When: 2010-03-02

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-03-02 17:43:17 CST (-0500)

This species of Isaria exclusively parasitizes the nymph stage of Cicadas, in New Zealand there are 5 different genera of Cicada with 42 known species!
The noise they make can be deafening.
Here is a link to my other observation of this cordyceps showing the host.
http://mushroomobserver.org/28710?search_seq=1346613

Host?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-03-02 07:38:25 CST (-0500)
Thanks Dan,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-03-01 22:00:27 CST (-0500)

In the past the Maori people used this mixed with other things to create dyes for their tattoos!

Nice!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-03-01 21:56:54 CST (-0500)

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